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Stamps - Royal visit, 1947, Bechuanaland

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Years of issue: 01.04.1947
Signatures: no signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 1947
Material: Paper
Size (mm): 43 х 27
Printer: Waterlow and Sons Limited, London

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Stamps - Royal visit, 1947




Stamps - Royal visit, 1947

Sheet of Bechuanaland stamps of 1947. 1 sheet - 60 stamps / 1d (penny) each.


On stamps - His Majesty The King George VI.

In 1947 the British Royal Family embarked upon a world tour. They visiting South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Swaziland, Basutoland and the Bechuanaland Protectorate. The Royal Family arrived on the HMS Vanguard, and then leisurely travelled 10 000 miles, including 4920 miles by rail, with hundreds of thousands of people turning out to welcome them.

Wherever the Royal Family travelled, there were a variety of Receptions, Banquets and Balls hosted in honour of the King, Queen (usually wearing the Oriental Circlet Tiara or Greville Tiara), and two Princesses. The official reason for the visit was for the King and Queen (wearing the Delhi Durbar Tiara) to open the 1947 session of the Union Parliament in Cape Town. (


Stamps - Royal visit, 1947

Uniface (white).